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Late Payment Regulations, Business Confidence and Rising Cost and Association of Alternative Business Finance – BFB Epsd 163

Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Tackling late payment to help small businesses with mounting cashflow problems has been a focus for the government. In this latest Business Finance Bulletin, we look at new regulations now in force designed to keep pressure on larger businesses to pay on time.

With Brexit underway, a survey from Ratesetter Business Finance reveals that small businesses appear to be resilient and confident when it comes to growth and investment plans. We also look at research from Barclays Bank on how small businesses are reacting to rising costs.

Finally, we share news from the recent formed Association of Alternative Business Finance on three new additions to its membership to bolster its aim of improving transparency and standards in the industry.

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Brexit Impact and Concerns, Crowdfunding Statistics and a Scale-Up Champion – BFB Epsd 153

Posted on: January 27th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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We open the latest edition of the Business Finance Bulletin with a look at two surveys from the Federation of Small Businesses and Barclays Bank. The question asked of small businesses is how Brexit will impact those trading overseas and whether confidence has taken a knock. What are our SMEs thinking?

We take our regular look at how the alternative finance sector is performing following the release of the last quarter 2016 statistics by the Peer to Peer Finance Association. Lending to both businesses and individuals continues to remain strong.

Scale-ups appears to the latest ‘new thing’ with the news that the government has appointed a Scale-Up Champion. What is the government looking to achieve?

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Barclays Borrowing App, Bank Lending to SMEs and Borrowing from Family & Friends – BFB Epsd 150

Posted on: January 6th, 2017 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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We start this latest Business Finance Bulletin by reviewing the launch of a new mobile banking service from Barclays which will allow its small business clients to apply for finance and, if accepted, receive funds within one hour.

We take our regular look at what the High Street banks are doing in terms of money lent out to business according to the latest statistics released by the Bank of England.

Family and friends are a popular source of finance amongst business owners mainly because of the ease with which funds can be accessed. However, new research has revealed how failure to pay back can cause relationships to breakdown. But to save the day we have details of a new Peer to Peer platform which can step in to ease the tension.

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Ratesetter SME Loans, Alternative Finance, Barclays Scotland Fund & Selective Invoice Discounting – BFB Epsd 126

Posted on: June 17th, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this week’s Business Finance Bulletin news from crowdlender Ratesetter on the formal launch of its small business loan product which, in the pilot stage, has already seen £250m distributed to UK SMEs.

Staying with alternative finance we look at results from Close Bros latest quarterly Business Barometer which reveals that a significant number of businesses believe that alternative finance can help grow their business.

Turning to traditional finance, we have news from Barclays Bank on a new fund to support lending to small businesses in Scotland.

To close we have insights from Max Woodman of Catalyst Finance on how their Selective Invoice Discounting service can help alleviate cashflow problems.

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Bank Lending, High Growth Support, Late Payment and HMRC Tax Investigations- BFB Epsd 115

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin a look at the latest statistics from the Bank of England on how much money UK businesses are borrowing from banks. Once again it’s small businesses which are coming out on top.

There’s news of a partnership between Barclays Bank and the UK Business Angels Association with the announcement of mentorship and growth advice service for High Growth businesses based in Birmingham.

Efforts to tackle late payment have been high on the UK government’s agenda but in an ironic twist of fate the government is now late in launching a ‘name and shame’ programme promised as part of the Small Business Enterprise Act.

With HMRC looking for every penny it can lay its hands on we share a warning from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young that small businesses are vulnerable to coming under HMRC scrutiny.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week, a question you should ask your bank manager if they have said ‘no’ to your finance request.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 99: Entrepreneur’s Index, Equity Crowdfunding, and Just Cashflow

Posted on: November 26th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews the recent Entrepreneur’s Index survey released by Barclays Bank and the Regional Growth Fund. As well as looking at the UK business scene the report focuses on High Growth businesses.

Turning to growth finance raised via equity crowdfunding a new report issued by Altfi poses the question of how businesses have fared in raising equity by this method. The ‘Where Are They Now? Report reveals some interesting findings on the benefits of equity crowdfunding.

Staying with alternative finance Rob looks at study by GLI Finance and Cambridge University Centre of Alternative Finance which states that there a significant funding gap faced by SMEs which are unaware about sources of alternative finance.

If you’re suffering from cash flow problems Rob takes a looks at a product from Just Cashflow called BusinessPlus Mastercard which is designed to ease the cash crunch which SMEs typically face.

And in the Business Tip of the Week…. invest, don’t spend!

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 98: Folk 2 Folk, High Growth Support, Funding Circle & Creditor Payment Days

Posted on: November 20th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In this episode of the Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow reviews peer to peer lender Folk 2 Folk and how they won the recent accolade of Best Lending Platform for Small Businesses.

High growth, or scale ups are they are sometimes referred as, are gaining attention in terms of the support and finance they need to meet their potential. We look at the announcement from Barclays Bank of its recent creation of a High Growth and Entrepreneur unit designed to support high growth businesses.

Turning back to the crowdfunding world, news of two more local councils joining Funding Circle as lenders to provide financial support to small businesses in their area. These two councils join the growing number of councils providing finance on the Funding Circle platform.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob continues his occasional mini-series looking at how you can calculate and use key ratios from your Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet to spot areas of improvement. In this episode Rob looks at calculating your Creditor Payment Days, or how long on average it takes you to pay your creditors – a potential red flag to your bank!

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 69: Growth Finance, Crowdfunding, Entrepreneurial Activity, Bank Lending

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin episode Rob Warlow looks at a recent report from the British Business Bank on the low level of awareness and activity in selling equity to raise growth finance.

If you are sold on the idea of selling equity Rob looks at Crowdcube’s statistics for the first quarter of 2015. Crowdcube are demonstrating how raising growth finance via the crowd can work.

The latest Entrepreneurs Index from Barclays and the Business Growth Fund reveals a strong growth in the number of UK start ups but offset by an apparent slowdown in fast-growth companies. And in terms of business confidence generally Rob looks at the latest survey from Lloyds Bank which reveals growing levels of optimism amongst businesses.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week a clip from a live seminar in which Rob talks about the importance to the bank of the purpose of your loan request and how you are going to use the money.

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Business Finance Bulletin Epsd 60: Angel Investors, Crowdfunding, and Business Planning

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs and the UK Business Angels Association on how the UK is becoming a nation of angels… but who are these angel investors and how can they benefit your business?

The statistics on how the crowdfunding industry did in 2014 are in with news from the Peer to Peer Finance Association on how the sector doubled the amount it lent in the previous 12 months. With the recent news of banks beginning to partner up with the new kids on the block crowdfunding is starting to come of age.

In the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob looks at recent research from Barclays Bank on how business owners should embrace the merits of having a Business Plan. But does your Business Plan have to be the size of War and Peace?

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Business Finance Bulletin No 51: The Rise in Crowdfunding, Banking Review, and SME Worries

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by blsuser1 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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In the latest Business Finance Bulletin Rob Warlow looks at a report from Aldermore Bank on the UK business savings account market.

Rob looks at the news from online invoice trader Market Invoice of its partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authorities to help Manchester-based business release cash tied up in invoices.

This week’s Bulletin was filmed in North Wales and Rob outlines a seminar he is running for members of the ACCA, the accountancy body.

Rob also discusses a report from Barclays and Business Growth Fund on the rise in the number of UK businesses.
And in the Business Finance Tip of the Week Rob shares a tip he overheard whilst standing on a railway station.

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